Private Contractors and the Reconstruction of Iraq by Christopher Kinsey
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Private Contractors and the Reconstruction of Iraq
By Christopher Kinsey

Private Contractors and the Reconstruction of Iraq

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Private Contractors and the Reconstruction of Iraq by Christopher Kinsey

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Private Contractors and the Reconstruction of Iraq examines the controversial role of military contractors in the reconstruction of Iraq. When 'Operation Iraqi Freedom' was launched in March 2003, few, if any, of the Coalition's political leaders could have envisaged that within a few months the number of private contractors engaged to keep the troops supplied would exceed their actual combat strength. This alternative 'army' was not only to become the largest assemblage of contractors in living memory to accompany a military force into a war zone, but was also responsible for a fundamental transformation of how military logistics were delivered. This book explains how and why the US and UK governments became so dependent upon military contractors during the war in Iraq. It also examines the ramifications this new dependency will have on future military operations, as the conflict in Iraq has shown that private contractors are now indispensable to the attainment of both the military and political objectives of war. Finally, the book discusses what advantages and disadvantages these companies have brought to the reconstruction of Iraq, and what lessons need to be learned from this experience. This book will be of great interest to students of military and strategic studies, Middle Eastern politics and international security, and as well as policymakers and military professionals. Christopher Kinsey is a lecturer in international security at King's College London, Defence Studies Department, at the Joint Services Command and Staff College, Shrivenham. His previous publications include Corporate Soldiers and International Security: The Rise of Private Military Companies (Routledge: 2006)

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Book Details

ISBN: 9780415379649
ISBN-10: 0415379644
Format: Hardback
(234mm x 156mm x 15mm)
Pages: 208
Imprint: Routledge
Publisher: Taylor & Francis Ltd
Publish Date: 6-Jul-2009
Country of Publication: United Kingdom

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Private Contractors and the Reconstruction of Iraq by Christopher Kinsey Private Contractors and the Reconstruction of Iraq, Paperback (January 2012)

This title examines the controversial role of military contractors in the reconstruction of Iraq.

Corporate Soldiers and International Security by Christopher Kinsey Corporate Soldiers and International Security, Paperback (August 2007)

"This book is the first to explore comprehensively the rise of UK private military companies on the international stage."--Jacket.

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Author Biography - Christopher Kinsey

Christopher Kinsey is a lecturer in international security with King's College London, Defence Studies Department, at the Joint Services Command and Staff College, Shrivenham. His previous publications includes Coporate Soldiers and International Security: The Rise of Private Military Companies (Routledge: 2006)

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